Happy New Year everyone!
2015 has been amazing. I've pretty much run out of adjectives to describe the things we've experienced over the last year... so now I just say everything is amazing. The homes are amazing, the pets are amazing, the cities are amazing and the home owners themselves are... you guessed it... AMAZING!
When we started our first house sit in January 2015, we knew right away that it was going to be a fun ride, but we never imagined how
amaz incredible the first year would actually be. House sitting has far exceeded our expectations in every way and we are super psyched to forge on into 2016 and beyond. ESPECIALLY now that we see what's in front of us. I mean come on... take a look at this!
|Typical gallery on Canyon Road|
|Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument|
We really enjoy the upper north east area and are looking forward to spending time in this quaint little New England town, caring for this quaint little New England home...
|The arrow is pointing to our future house sit |
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|Boston skyline from the deck|
Ok, maybe just one.
Point of Rocks, MD The last stop on the east coast leg of Jeff and Charli's House Sitting Across America tour is the Washington DC area. Here we will be just a block away from the Potomac River in the historic B&O Railroad town of Point of Rocks, Maryland. This will provide us an opportunity to take the train down into DC and do some long overdue sightseeing of our nation's capital.
It should be interesting to be in this area. I understand there's some kind of election going on this year. I guess I'll have to look into that a little deeper to see what that's all about.
Portland, OR Of course what would a national tour be without a hop across the US. After finishing up in Point of Rocks, we will charge up the ol' Prius and zoom back across the country to one of our favorite spots of 2015... Portland, OR! Here you will find us nestled right up against the Lewis and Clark Rose Garden and beautiful Willamette River with the entrance to the River View Natural Area trails just a few yards down the road. And the best part?... We get to see all the old friends we made the last time we were there! Yay us!
Vancouver, BC, Canada What's after Portland? Why Vancouver Canada of course! This is a particularly exciting one for us because we view it as our first trial run for house sitting internationally. Our goal in the next 2 years is to "hop over the pond" and see what damage we can do in Europe, and Vancouver will be the perfect place to test out the logistics of working from another country.
As well, we also know how beautiful it is, after taking a cruise ship to Alaska from there about 10 years ago. In fact, during the interview process with the home owners, they were kind enough to turn their Skype around and show us the view from their balcony, and low and behold there was the port of Vancouver. Gulp!
Evergreen, CO Our final date to wrap up this summer will take us to the amazing (ok, it's been long enough, I can use it again) town of Evergreen, Colorado. To us, Colorado is a magnet we cannot resist. We first spent our honeymoon there, then visited several times with our kids on vacations, and recently had an incredible house sit in Ridgway, CO. And from what we've seen from the home owner, this one will be awesome as well. In fact, we had the pleasure of spending some time with her when she was down in Phoenix on business, and we are really excited to get to know her better and care for her beautiful home in one of our favorite places on earth... the majestic Rocky Mountains!
And there you have it... 2016 as we know it so far. We hope you are enjoying reading about our journey because our plan is to keep on trucking as long as people will have us.
So until next time!